The reason why it’s “Invocavit,” with a “V”

HT to Herr Carver for this one. So… Invocavit or Invocabit? I was wondering about this, because I noticed that the tense of the proper name of the Sunday in The Lutheran Hymnal differed from that of the opening lines… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Quinquagesima

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Quinquagesima via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Quinquagesima Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker,… Continue Reading

Zion Tract Series: “On Fasting”

The following text of the tract “On Fasting” is reproduced here with the permission of Fr. Mark P. Braden, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI. FASTING IS AN act of bodily discipline. Regarding preparation for receiving Holy Communion, our Catechism says “Fasting… Continue Reading

Martin Luther on the Proper Good of Fasting— yes, you read that right.

Ewald Plass’s What Luther Says anthology has been described to me by heavyweight Luther scholars as a sort of “bronze-age” resource. Infer from that what you will. Maybe your opinion is the same, maybe you don’t have an opinion on the matter.… Continue Reading

A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 55-71

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Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sexagesima

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Sexagesima via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Sexagesima Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.”… Continue Reading

Antinomians: A long line of overcompensators

From Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, p. 305: A word may be said at this point also about Luther’s drinking. He imbibed and took some pride in his capacity. He had a mug around which were three… Continue Reading

ConcordCast Week 33: Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article IX – Tractatus 54

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A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 39-54

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Mathew Block, the Formula of Concord, and more on who’s using the using

“But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully.” ~ St. Paul of Tarsus (First Epistle to Timothy, 1:8) Thanks to Mathew Block of the Canadian Lutheran and the International Lutheran Council for allowing me to publish… Continue Reading

A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 25-38

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Lutheran susceptibility to memes: “Use” of the Law

[Written January 2016 as an extended sidebar to this piece; published February 2017; not polished; sort of ends abruptly] Same question: what would the point be in insisting on the dichotomy of “God uses the Law; you do not”? Well,… Continue Reading

Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 12-24

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“He that would inherit with Christ must first suffer and die with Him” – Valerius Herberger on St. Valentine

St. Valentine’s Day Bajulatio Crucis Prodromus Lucis He that would inherit with Christ must first suffer and die with Him. In the name of the Lord Jesus, who will show abundant grace to all steadfast Christians, who deny themselves, and… Continue Reading

Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 1-11

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Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IX-XV

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Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Septuagesima

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Septuagesima via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Septuagesima Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense… Continue Reading

The Lutheran Scholastics on the Differences between Infant and Adult Baptism

The following selection of quotations is for those who, like me, have at some time found themselves pondering the differences between infant and adult baptism. Obviously, under discussion and consideration here are not two different kinds of baptism— we confess one… Continue Reading

ConcordCast Week 32: Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles III-VIII »

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Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles VII-VIII: Of the Keys and Confession

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Lutheran Religion and Churches in Communist Poland, 1983

This fascinating video was brought to my attention by Fr. Charles McClean back in January of 2014. It’s a full recording of a television feature on the Evangelical Church in the PRL (People’s Republic of Poland) produced in 1983, several years… Continue Reading

Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IV-VI: Gospel, Baptism, Sacrament of the Altar

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Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Hamburg

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Hamburg Holy Supper, ca. 1649–50. Oil on linen. 77cm x 49cm. Painting by Otto Wagenfeldt (1610?–1671). Fig. 16.… Continue Reading

Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article III: Of Repentance (fin)

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Baptismus ubique et semper: Some reflections on Baptismal motifs in the Gospel narratives

There is surely some justice to the accusation (made in jest and in earnest) that whenever Lutherans see a reference to any trace bit of moisture in a Biblical passage, we immediately think it’s a reference to the sacrament of… Continue Reading

Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article III: Of Repentance (cont.)

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Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article III: Of Repentance »

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A Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Third Sunday after Epiphany Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.” » Help keep Pseudepigraphus online « Gospel Sermon (1529) (Note from the Lenker edition: A part of this sermon, §§ 19-46, Andreas… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Second Sunday after Epiphany

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Second Sunday after Epiphany via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Second Sunday after Epiphany Nota Bene: “Luther’s… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Sunday in the Octave… Continue Reading

Divorce – An Issues, Etc. Transcript

This “Pastors’ Roundtable” interview on the topic of divorce, featuring the Rev’ds Randy Asburry, Heath Curtis, and Jonathan Fisk (pictured left to right, below), aired as a segment of the August 20, 2008 episode of Issues, Etc. A few notes,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: The Epiphany of Our Lord

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Epiphany of Our Lord via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Epiphany of Our… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sunday after Christmas

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Sunday after Christmas via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Sunday after Christmas Nota… Continue Reading

Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.

Concordia Publishing House, the venerable flagship publisher of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, recently announced the completion of their new five-volume translation of Luther’s Church Postil via the Concordia Academic blog. Volume 79 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (Church Postil V) is now… Continue Reading

Childermas Poetry by Christina Rossetti

Below are two poems by Christina Rossetti, each entitled “Holy Innocents”; the first was written in 1877, the second sometime before 1893. Both were published posthumously in 1904. HT: Patrick Comerford They scarcely waked before they slept, They scarcely wept… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Görlitz

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments Görlitz Cultural History Museum of Görlitz Epitaph of Abraham von Nostiz, 1572 Formerly from the church of Rengersdorf am Queis… Continue Reading